File under: Shocker! Retail black hole Borders Group announced Friday that it would close 28 more stores by the end of May -- including the location at 91st Street and Metcalf in Overland Park, which was the chain's first area outpost.
Borders filed for bankruptcy protection and issued a list of 200 stores
due for closure by the end of April (updated full list here).
The company's filing included an option to close up to 75 additional
outlets, so Friday's scroll of the damned may not be the last word in last words from
Three area stores remain. One of them is a Borders
Express in Shawnee, and the other two are in Lee's Summit and Olathe, so
the only thing standing in the way of a Barnes & Noble-only metro
is a ragtag bunch of suburban book groups.